The Canticum Novum Singers is now in its 44th season under the direction of its founder, Harold Rosenbaum. CNS has presented dozens of world, American, and New York premieres by composers ranging from Handel, J.C. Bach, Fauré, and Bruckner, to Harbison, Berio, Schnittke, Rorem, Schickele and George Benjamin.
The Canticum Novum Singers has performed in all of New York’s major halls and has collaborated with The Orchestra of St. Luke’s, The American Symphony Orchestra, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, The Riverside Symphony, The Madeira Bach Festival Orchestra in Portugal, L’Orchestre Philharmonique D’Europe in Paris, and The Symphony Orchestra of Budapest in Spain and Andorra.
The group has been heard in more than 50 radio broadcasts on WNCN, WQXR, WNYC, WBAI, and NPR. Its “St. John Passion” performance at the prestigious Madiera Bach Festival was broadcast throughout Europe, and its annual recital on WNCN was for years a holiday tradition. The chorus has performed in the P.D.Q. Bach concerts at Carnegie Hall, and has performed the music of Mr. Schickele on the Great Performers series produced by Lincoln Center and later broadcast on NPR’s program “Schickele Mix.”
Other highlights include concert tours of Italy, Spain, Germany, England, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, and France. Recent special events include: a tribute to Italian film composer Ennio Morricone at Radio City Music Hall and the United Nations.